79 2010s Trivia Questions And Answers

Welcome to our 2010s Trivia post, a fantastic trip down the memory lane of the decade that gave us iconic moments in pop culture, politics, sports, and technology. From breakthroughs in social media to game-changing films, hit songs, major sports events, and historical milestones, the 2010s was a decade filled with events that have shaped the world as we know it today. This trivia will test your knowledge of this remarkable decade, and maybe even stir a bit of nostalgia. Whether you’re a millennial, a Gen Z, or just someone who loves trivia, this 2010s trivia post has something for everyone. So, get ready to reminisce and test your memory of this unforgettable decade. Let’s see how well you remember the 2010s!

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1. Which company bought Instagram in 2012?

2. Which British royal couple got married in 2011?

3. What global sporting event was held in Brazil in 2014?

4. Which movie won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2010?

5. What was the name of the spacecraft that performed a flyby of Pluto in 2015?

6. Which country left the European Union in a 2016 referendum, an event known as ‘Brexit’?

7. Who did Time Magazine name as Person of the Year in 2013?

8. What is the name of the South Korean artist behind the 2012 viral hit ‘Gangnam Style’?

9. What game, initially released in 2009, had its official version released in 2011 and went on to become one of the best-selling video games of all time?

10. Who won the 2010 FIFA World Cup?

11. Which film franchise released its final installment in 2011, breaking box office records?

12. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014?

13. Which song, released by Pharrell Williams in 2013, became a global hit?

14. What new sub-genre of music, characterized by heavy bass and synthesizers, gained mainstream popularity in the 2010s?

15. What mobile app, released in 2016, uses augmented reality to allow players to catch virtual creatures in the real world?

16. What novel, written by Kathryn Stockett and later made into a movie, was a New York Times bestseller in 2011?

17. Which 2012 film is based on a novel by Suzanne Collins?

18. Who was elected President of the United States in 2012?

19. What social media platform was launched by Jack Dorsey in 2006 and gained widespread popularity in the 2010s?

20. Which singer released the album ’21’ in 2011?

21. What company, led by CEO Elon Musk, launched a reusable rocket into space in 2015?

22. Which television series, based on the book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, premiered in 2011?

23. Which catastrophic event occurred in Japan in 2011, causing a nuclear disaster?

24. What messaging app, allowing users to send messages that disappear after being viewed, was launched in 2011?

25. Which television series, starring Bryan Cranston as Walter White, ended in 2013?

26. What was the name of the NASA rover that landed on Mars in 2012?

27. What film won the Best Picture Oscar at the 89th Academy Awards in 2017, after a mistaken announcement?

28. What country hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics?

29. Who was named Billboard’s Artist of the Decade for the 2010s?

30. Who won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Actor?

31. Which viral dance challenge, featuring the song by Drake, had people jumping out of moving cars in 2018?

32. Which novel by E.L. James, originally a ‘Twilight’ fanfiction, sparked a worldwide phenomenon in 2011?

33. Who was the first woman to win the Turing Award, often referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize of Computing’, in 2012?

34. Which song by Carly Rae Jepsen, released in 2012, became a global viral hit?

35. What app, launched in 2016, allows users to share short videos and became particularly popular with the younger generation?

36. Which company became the first to reach a market cap of $1 trillion in 2018?

37. What pop culture event, taking place in 2017, was described as ‘the biggest fight in combat sports history’?

38. What name was given to the widespread scandal involving the leakage of classified information by Edward Snowden in 2013?

39. Which animated film, released by Disney in 2013, features the hit song ‘Let It Go’?

40. Who played the role of Katniss Everdeen in the ‘Hunger Games’ film series?

41. What is the name of the protest movement that began in New York City’s Zuccotti Park in 2011?

42. Which character in ‘Game of Thrones’ is known as the Mother of Dragons?

43. What viral internet trend in 2014 involved people dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads?

44. Who was elected as the first female Chancellor of Germany in 2005 and remained in office throughout the 2010s?

45. Which country won the most medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London?

46. Which animated movie became the highest-grossing film of 2013?

47. What social media challenge in 2016 had people standing still in various poses as if frozen in time?

48. Which artist had a 2015 hit with the song ‘Hello’?

49. Who was named Time’s Person of the Year in 2010?

50. What natural phenomenon occurred in North America in 2017 for the first time in nearly a century, causing people to travel from far and wide to witness it?

51. Which musical artist released the album ‘1989’ in 2014?

52. What was the name of the tropical cyclone that struck the Philippines in 2013, known as one of the strongest storms ever recorded?

53. What is the name of the activist movement that began in 2013 to protest police violence against black individuals?

54. Who wrote the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ book series, which was adapted into the TV show ‘Game of Thrones’?

55. What popular dance trend in 2015 involved a song by Silento?

56. What is the name of the cryptocurrency, created in 2009, that reached its highest value in 2017?

57. What is the name of the movement that began in 2017 to address sexual harassment and assault in the wake of allegations against Harvey Weinstein?

58. Who was the host of ‘The Daily Show’ on Comedy Central until 2015?

59. What popular Netflix series, released in 2016, features a group of kids in Hawkins, Indiana?

60. What movie, released in 2018, was the first Marvel film to feature a black superhero?

61. Who was the first American to orbit the Earth, and died in 2016?

62. What is the name of the Internet of Things device launched by Amazon in 2014 that responds to the name ‘Alexa’?

63. What song, released by Mark Ronson and featuring Bruno Mars, was Billboard’s number one song for 2015?

64. What landmark agreement was reached in Paris in 2015 to combat climate change?

65. Who won the men’s singles title at the Wimbledon Championships in 2013, becoming the first British man to do so in 77 years?

66. Who was the director of ‘Inception’, a science fiction film released in 2010?

67. Who was the creator of the political drama television series ‘House of Cards’ which first aired in 2013?

68. Which pop star was featured in the music video for Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit ‘Blurred Lines’?

69. Who served as the President of Russia for the entirety of the 2010s?

70. Which film won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2014?

71. Who is the main character in the ‘Breaking Bad’ television series, which ended in 2013?

72. What was the name of the global health emergency declared by the World Health Organization in 2014, due to a virus outbreak in West Africa?

73. What is the name of the virtual reality platform released by Facebook in 2016?

74. Who played the role of Harley Quinn in the 2016 movie ‘Suicide Squad’?

75. What is the name of the Nobel Prize-winning Malala Yousafzai’s 2013 autobiography?

76. Who performed the halftime show at the 50th Super Bowl in 2016?

77. What is the name of the first spacecraft to visit Pluto, completing its flyby in 2015?

78. Who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first musician ever to win the prize?

79. What revolutionary movement started in Tunisia in late 2010 and spread across the Arab world?

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